University of Cape Coast

Dr Michael Osei Adu is a Crop Improvement Scientist and a Senior Lecturer with the School of Agriculture, University of Cape Coast, Ghana (UCC). Before joining UCC, Michael was a Duke of Edinburgh Scholar from 2009 to 2010 during his Master’s degree in Crop Improvement at University of Nottingham in the United Kingdom. He also held the prestigious Vice-Chancellor's Scholarship for Research Excellence for his PhD in Agricultural Sciences at the University of Nottingham, UK, from 2010 to 2014. Michael’s research focuses on the physiology of crop plant’s abiotic stress, plant nutrition, rhizosphere interactions and mechanisms underlying resource acquisition and utilization by crops. He is also interested in urban agriculture and agronomic practices that enhance availability and acquisition of resources by crops in low input farming systems. Michael also has interests and expertise in agricultural research synthesis. He is particularly interested in the applications of meta-analysis and systematic reviews for impact assessment of agricultural research and food security studies. Michael has expertise in policy-engagement and has worked on projects for Development Agencies including USAID. He currently has over 25 publications, with key publications on quantifying the variations in root system architecture and root growth dynamics. Michael’s Google Scholar user profile can be accessed via: Michael's Google Scholar.